• Brooklyn's Josh Clark: Design System Superpowers @ SR - Get Tickets Now!
    Hello UX Group! Our event is today! Please make sure you purchase your tickets at www.swansonrussell.com/joshclark. It includes the Josh Clark presentation, Food and Drink (free beer on tap, cash bar is available), tours of our new office, tailgating fun, networking and "Meet & Greet" with Josh Clark after the presentation. A little note from josh clark below: ----- Public Event Topic: Stronger, better, faster: design system superpowers “Design systems are the new hotness for helping designers and developers roll out beautiful, cohesive applications faster than ever before. Join UX designer Josh Clark as he explores the superpowers these systems can give designers—but also some of the reasons why those superpowers fizzle out or fail to materialize at all. Learn why your Sketch library isn’t really a design system. See why the most exciting design systems are boring (in a good way!). Find out why design systems are ushering out wireframes and comps—and what you should do instead. Learn to avoid creating cookie-cutter experiences with your system, and instead unlock new heights of innovation. And don’t tell the developers but find out why our job is secretly to serve them—and how design systems help do just that.” – Josh Clark ----- Tickets are $49. RSVP'ing on this Meetup will not guarantee you a spot. Groups of 5 or more contact Johnny ([masked]) for a group discount! Again, please use the official Eventbrite page: www.swansonrussell.com/joshclark

    Swanson Russell

    1222 P Street · Lincoln, NE

  • September - Omaha - Thinking Design Systems @ Aviture
    With scalability and reuse at the center of Aviture's current clients' needs, we have adopted "Design Systems" thinking into our global processes, changing everything from how we engage with our clients and their customers to better function as a development team. During this presentation we will have a friendly competition to explore why naming conventions are important and how we learned how to utilize them as a team.


    8802 South 135th Street · Omaha, NE

  • Nebraska UX + NebraskaProduct @ Hudl
    In many technology companies, cross-functional teams assemble to discover, design, and deliver products to delight their end users and drive business results. Product and UX make up two key roles within these product teams, yet sometimes the roles and responsibility can blur. In this combined meetup between Nebraska UX and NebraskaProduct, our panelists will provide perspective on the partnership between UX and PM. They'll share processes, lessons learned, and advice for maintaining healthy relationships between roles. Amanda Kohler from Buildertrend will moderate our panel whose members work on product and design teams at: · Hudl · Spreetail · Buildertrend · Quantum Workplace

    Hudl HQ

    600 P. St · Lincoln, NE

  • UX Dark Patterns @ Gallup
    User experience design brings clarity, removes obstacles. It rewards - makes us feel accomplished, successful... happy. Users are confident when using a well-designed application - as easy as turning on a light switch: "Buy" "Don't make me think" - did I opt in? "Don't make me think" - was that a hidden fee? Join us as we explore the wild world of user manipulation. The Bait and Switch. Trick Questions. Misdirection. Confirm-shaming! Discover the latest ways UX designers trick their users, how easy it is to do by accident and how it affects your brand. [ Sounds great ] [ No, I hate knowing things ] Schedule: 6:00-6:45- Networking - Pizza and pop provided. 6:45-7:30- Presentation 7:30-8:00- Tours and Networking


    1001 Gallup Drive · Omaha, NE

  • May Nebraska UX at Spreetail in Lincoln
    We're excited to host the May Nebraska UX meetup at Spreetail and unveil our latest office expansion on Nebraska Innovation Campus. Join us for networking, food, drinks, tours, and two presentations from UXers @ Spreetail, Laura Bergen and Patrick Jackman. PRESENTATION 1: The UX Design Iceberg - Exploring What Makes a Great User Experience There's much more that goes into user experience than what meets the eye. Laura Bergen will discuss this popular framework for making sense of the different skills required to design a great UX, and how it fits into Spreetail. PRESENTATION 2: A Curious Thing – Maintaining a Sense of Wonder in Design Stagnation is the opposite of progress. No one wants to feel stagnant, yet it can be so easy to fall into a rut if we’re not careful. Our own Patrick Jackman discusses staying curious and creative in our craft with a learner's mentality. Agenda: 6:00 - 7:00: Networking, food, and drinks 7:00 - 7:45: Presentations 7:45 - 8:30: Networking and short tours


    2021 Transformation Drive Suite 2500 · Lincoln, ne

  • Audrey Crane Presents "Just Make it Sparkle!" @ TEAM Software in Omaha
    Agenda: 6:00 - 6:45 - Guests arrive. Food, drinks and networking. 6:45 - 7:30 - Presentation, Q&A 7:30 - 8:00/8:30 - Networking. Guests depart. --- Audrey Crane Presents: "Just Make It Sparkle!" What do you do when you get a napkin sketch? We've all been there. Someone sketches a quick solution in an email or on the back of a napkin and hands it to you. "Just make it look good," they demand. Maybe the creator ran out of time. Maybe they think it's the perfect solution. Maybe they believe you have little to offer besides "making it sparkle". This talk is about how to how to work with that person. Audrey will teach us to understand their goals and to own our roles as a designers in that situation. --- Audrey's Bio: Audrey is a Partner at DesignMap, where they design complex web and mobile apps for B2B clients like Docker and Salesforce, as well as B2C products for clients like eBay and The Bold Italic. She started in high tech 15 years ago as an Executive Producer at Netscape, where she managed high-profile products such as Net Search and Netscape’s advertising program. For 6 years, she worked at Dubberly Design Office with clients like Sun, Palm, Stanford, Revolution Health, and Opsware. She also served as the Vice President of Design at The Magellan Network, where the team won NNG's Top 10 Best UI Awards. Audrey studied Mathematics, English, and Theater during her undergraduate work. She studied design at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts (CCA). She tweets at @audcrane. Network with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/audcrane

    TEAM Software

    407 South 27th Ave · Omaha, NE

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  • Global Customer Journey Mapping at New Hudl HQ
    We're excited to host our first Lincoln event of 2018 at Hudl's new global headquarters in the West Haymarket district! Kyle Murphy, VP-Design @ Hudl, will tell the story of an organization-wide customer journey mapping effort the company completed in 2017. Loose agenda: * 6:00-7:00 - Networking and snacks on 7th floor * 7:00-7:45 - Presentation on 4th floor Arena * 7:45-8:30 - Networking and short tours. Since this is one of our first public events at our new HQ, we'll have a bit more check-in procedure than usual. Please be sure to RSVP and note any guests.

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  • Build a Successful Brand by Putting UX at the Center
    The user is the customer, the reason why your company exists, so shouldn’t your whole brand be designed with them in mind? Join us at Gallup to learn how we brought UX, content strategy and user-centered design together to drive a companywide rebranding effort. We'll outline how we pitched the change to our C-Suite, our initial panic under a tight deadline, and the perspiration that went into the final product. We’ll share what worked, and the things we wished we would have done differently along the way. Agenda: 6:00 - Drinks/snacks/networking 6:30 - presentation 7:20 - Q&A 7:40 - Gallup tour/networking 8:00 - Depart


    1001 Gallup Drive · Omaha, NE

  • Paving the Cowpath and Other UX Tricks
    Agenda: 6:00-6:30 - Guests arrive. Networking, food and drinks. 6:30 - 7:15 - Paving the Cowpath and Other UX Tricks - Bryan Trogdon (FCSAmerica) Finding the shortest distance between two points is a problem we’re always solving. Whether it’s the way to work, to class or to the store, we’re trying to optimize our route. When we travel the same ground enough we create a visible path in the dirt called a “desire path.” Wikipedia tells us that desire paths are also known as game trails, social trails, cow paths, or bootleg trails. Our users do the same thing in the digital world, and by observing and optimizing these desire paths, we can have an immediate and measurable impact on the user experience. 7:15 - 7:30 - Additional Q&A if necessary. 7:30 - 8:00 - Networking. Guests depart.

    Farm Credit Services of America (North Building)

    4979 S 118th St · Omaha, NE

  • PURE Usability & Category Design - August 2017 Meetup @ Hudl - Lincoln
    Here's our agenda: 6:00-6:30 - Guests arrive. Networking, food and drinks. 6:30 - 6:50 - PURE Usability Metrics - Kelsey Janda (https://twitter.com/kelsjanda?lang=en) (Hudl) How do you measure improvements to ease-of-use and usability within your product? Kelsey will present a method she’s used to analyze one of Hudl’s newest products—Hudl Insights. 7:00 - 7:20 - Category Design - Emir Plicanic (https://twitter.com/eplicanic) (Vosaic) How much should a designer influence the entire product, or even the entire product category, that surrounds his work? Emir would say, “a lot.” Get an introduction to category design from the Product Manager & UX Lead at Vosaic (https://vosaic.com/). 7:20 - 7:30 - Additional Q&A if necessary. 7:30 - 8:00 - Networking. Guests depart.

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